This Church was originally built in the late 17th century. It is eliptical in shape and typically baroque in it´s décor and architecture - designed by Blas Díaz. However sadly the original building was destroyed in the great earthquake of Lisbon in 1755, it was rebuilt by Pedro Afanador in 1764. Historically this building is important as it is where a group of radicals met in 1812 to produce a blueprint of liberalism esposing the sovereignty of the people of Spain over the throne. Its exterior is covered with commemorative shields to honour the occasion, and to mark the 1st centennary of the Cortes of Cádiz, the bicentennary will be in 2012 (see related blog for more details).
Since 1807 the Church annually hosts services to celebrate El día de la Inmaculada, and El día de San Juan.
However there is nothing of note inside the church. There is an adjoining museum which gives more information about the Cortes of Cádiz, and the radicals of 1812.
Price: 1.50 EUR
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